Based on the iconic, award-winning design of the first generation, the enhanced X1D II 50C is a compact, powerful mirrorless medium format camera with an excellent 50MP CMOS sensor packed into a lightweight, portable build. With outstanding colour definition, 14 stops of dynamic range, and Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution technology integrated into the camera’s system, the X1D II 50C delivers superb, true-to-life tones that match what the human eye sees. The X1D II 50C’s upgraded electronic platform includes a brilliant 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display and an enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x, both featuring a higher resolution, a faster live view refresh rate, and an even quicker and intuitive user interface control. Shutter lag and black out time between frames have been reduced in addition to a startup time cut almost in half from the first generation.
Built-in Wi-Fi and USB-C connection enable a portable medium format workflow with Phocus Mobile 2, allowing the photographer to transfer RAW and full quality JPEG files directly from the X1D II 50C and edit RAW images on their iPad Pro. Dual SD card slots, now supporting the faster UHS-II standard, ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting. With access to the full line of XCD Lenses in addition to HC/HCD Lenses, V System Lenses, and XPan Lenses via the XH Adapter, XV Adapter and XPan Adapter, respectively, the X1D II 50C boasts a varied lens line up of high-class medium format optics for endless creative possibilities. The X1D II 50C lets the photographer bring the beauty of medium format outside of the studio, capturing the world around them with Hasselblad’s renowned, stunning image quality.
THE POWER OF PORTABLE
Lightweight and portable, the X1D II 50C lets you take the power of medium format in a footprint smaller than most full frame 35mm cameras. Individually calibrated for optimal performance, its large 50-megapixel medium format CMOS sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm) features outstanding colour depth and a huge dynamic range of 14 stops. Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution technology is integrated into the camera’s system, delivering superb, true-to-life tones that match what the human eye sees. Blending form and function in its ergonomic design adopted from the award-winning first generation, the X1D II 50C continues to provide creatives with incredible Hasselblad image quality, with 16-bit RAW images and now full resolution JPEGs, in a compact, lightweight design.
HASSELBLAD USER INTERFACE (HUI)
The X1D II 50C’s brilliant 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch rear display and enhanced 3.69-million-dot OLED EVF are updated with higher resolution, enabling a more accurate post capture evaluation of images. With an improved magnification of 0.87x, the X1D II 50C’s EVF is now larger, letting you see the bigger picture. In addition, the menu system is now accessible when looking in the EVF, providing greater usability in the sunniest conditions. Building upon the previous generation’s intuitive user interface with pinch-to-zoom and swipe image browsing, the X1D II 50C is refined with a quicker overall response when navigating through its menu system.
Further additions to the rear display include autofocus point drag and drop placement and autofocus point size changes with pinch/spread finger movement. With a quicker startup time, a live view with a faster refresh rate of 60 fps, and the shutter lag and black out time between frames reduced, the X1D II 50C creates an even smoother user experience.
The X1D II 50C’s updated electronic platform allows for a more responsive camera experience, including faster image previewing, enabling quicker post capture evaluation. In addition, a higher frame rate of 60fps makes live view smoother in both the EVF and the rear display. The much higher resolution of the rear display screen (1024x768) gives a more vivid, true to life image viewing experience. In addition, the X1D II 50C now enables full resolution high quality in-camera JPEG images with Hasselblad’s signature colours. Dual SD card slots, now supporting the faster UHS-II standard, ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting.
Built-in Wi-Fi and USB-C connectivity create a portable photographic workflow with wireless or tethered image export and tethered shooting using Phocus Mobile 2. Tethered shooting is also applicable with Phocus’ desktop version, available for both Mac and PC. An internal GPS module enables optional automatic geotagging of images. Dual SD card slots ensure optimal storage space or the option to back up images to a second card when shooting. The X1D II 50C enables in-camera battery charging via USB through a computer, charger or power bank.
WITH PHOCUS MOBILE 2
Expanding the possibilities of the Hasselblad workflow, Phocus Mobile 2 takes the image editing process to a new, portable level. Compatible with the X1D II 50C via either USB-C or Wi-Fi, Phocus Mobile 2 is supported on iPad Pro and iPad Air 2019 models, enabling the traveling photographer to have a quicker, more seamless workflow. With Phocus Mobile 2, users can import, edit and rate RAW images and import and rate full quality JPEG images directly on their device. In addition, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full quality image export, tethered shooting, and direct camera control.
In the Box:
Camera body, Battery, USB 3 cable, Camera front protective cover, Shoulder strap, Quick Start Guide
50 MP Medium Format Mirrorless Digital camera with Autofocus, Auto exposure, interchangeable lenses. Dimensions of complete camera w/ XCD 45 mm lens: 148 x 97 x 125 mm [W x H x D].
Camera Body only: 148 x 97 x 70mm
Weight 1230 g (Complete camera with XCD 45 mm lens, Li-ion battery and 2 SD cards)
650g (Camera Body)
X System accessories and adapters. XCD lens range
Estimated time of delivery: July 2019
PHOCUS MOBILE 2
HASSELBLAD WORKFLOW ON THE GO
Expanding the possibilities of the Hasselblad workflow, Phocus Mobile 2 takes the image editing process to a new, portable level. Compatible with the X1D II 50C and CFV II 50C* via either USB-C or Wi-Fi, this application is currently supported on iPad Pro and 2019 iPad Air models**, enabling the traveling or studio photographer to have a quicker, more seamless workflow. With Phocus Mobile 2, users can import, edit and rate RAW images and import and rate full quality JPEG images directly on their portable device. In addition, Phocus Mobile 2 supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.
IMPORT FULL QUALITY IMAGES VIA USB-C OR WI-FI
Easily connected to the camera via USB-C or Wi-Fi, Phocus Mobile 2 enables a smooth, portable workflow. Import RAW and full quality JPEG image files to the device’s local library. Shoot tethered for instantaneous image viewing on your device. Browse images that are saved either on the SD card or the iPad’s local library.
EDIT IMAGES ON THE GO
RAW images imported into the local library can be easily edited with a selection of Phocus adjustment tools, including Highlight Recovery, Shadow Fill, and Clarity.
EXPORT FULL QUALITY IMAGES
Export full quality images from Phocus Mobile 2 to JPEG or 3FR format. Easily share images using the Share Panel.
RATE IMAGE CAPTURES
Rate both RAW and JPEG files on your device’s local library to easily sort and catalogue preferred image captures.
HASSELBLAD NATURAL COLOUR SOLUTION (HNCS)
HNCS technology is seamlessly integrated in Phocus software, producing outstanding and reliable colours so that skin tones, specific product hues, and difficult gradations reproduce beautifully every time without the need for multiple colour profiles.
DIRECT CAMERA CONTROL
Adjust camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO, directly on your device via either USB-C or Wi-Fi connection. In addition, trigger the shutter release from your device and save the image either on the SD card or the iPad’s local library.
*This application currently supports X1D II 50C and CFV II 50C camera models only.
** iPad Air 2019 and iPad Pro 2nd and 3rd generation recommended, minimum 3GB RAM models. Phocus Mobile 2 for iPhone coming soon.
* Hasselblad recommend the following memory cards for the X1D II camera:
Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II 300MB/s
Panasonic V90 UHS-II 280MB/s
Toshiba EXCERIA PRO UHS-II 270MB/s
SONY M UHS-II 260MB/s
The ninth addition to the X System lens range is the XCD 3,5-4,5/35-75 Zoom Lens. Delivering the same superb image quality from edge to edge as the XCD prime lenses, this extremely high performance, compact mid-range zoom covers moderate wide angle to short telephoto focal lengths. Its internal focusing keeps the lens’ dimensions constant, delivers quick autofocus and additionally keeps the overall weight down. Ideal for shooting anything from wide angle landscapes to portrait images, this lens is perfect for photographers who are looking to keep the amount of equipment they carry when travelling to a minimum but don’t want to compromise on image quality. Like the rest of the XCD lens range, the XCD 35-75 features an integral central lens shutter, offering exposure times from 68 minutes to 1/2000s with full flash synchronisation throughout.
In the Box:
XCD Zoom lens, Front lens cap, Rear lens cap, Lens shade, Lens pouch
Focal length: 35.9 - 73.1 mm
Equiv. Focal length: 28-58 mm
(comparing 33 x 44 with 24 x 36 diagonal)
Aperture range: 3,5-32 (4,5-32)
Weight: 1115 g
Filter diameter: 77mm
Minimum distance object to sensor: 0.42 / 0.6 m
X1D-50c & X1D II 50C